One of Australia’s most iconic motorsport teams will make a return to the sport of drag racing, with the LTFR team confirmed to compete at the Hidden Valley Drag Strip with long-time tuner, Aaron Hambridge doing the driving.
Hambridge will be piloting one of the team’s championship winning chassis for the Darwin event.
“We will be changing roles,” smiled Hambridge.
“I will be doing the driving and Phil will be helping out with the car and team management. We know this car well and we know what it is capable of. As a team, we are going to Darwin with a good package, so I’ll have to get a handle on the driving pretty quickly.”
When asked about whether there was any pressure on the team, LTFR boss Phil Lamattina explained: “No pressure at all, we are going to Darwin to have a good time both on and off the track. This is a one-off at this stage, so of course we want to do well, but it’s about having fun.”
“We just want to put on an amazing show for the fans, make sure Aaron is comfortable in the car and light the candles!” Lamattina laughed.
“Our LTFR team will be together for the first time since the Winternationals, so it’s important that we get back together as a group and go motor-racing, have a great time and re-unite as a race team.”
And how does Lamattina think his former tuner will fare in the driver’s seat?
“Aaron is a brilliant driver. That won’t be a problem.
“We are just happy to continue our relationship with Fuchs as well as the support of Aqua Botanical and Rocky Lamattina and Sons.”
The Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex is located in the outer Darwin suburb of Berrimah, a few minutes drive city of Palmerston and Darwin airport.